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Title Child abuse in the Deep South : geographical modifiers of abuse characteristics / Lee W. Badger [and others]
Published Tuscaloosa : Published for the Institute for Social Science Research by the University of Alabama Press, [1988]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 161 pages) : illustrations
Series Monograph series ; 2
Monograph series (University of Alabama. Institute for Social Science Research) ; 2
Contents Tables; Figures; Preface; Part One: Historical Perspectives and Current Understandings; 1. The Problem of Definitions; 2. Physical Child Abuse; 3. Sexual Child Abuse; Part Two: Child Abuse in Alabama: An Epidemiological Investigation; 4. The Context and Methodology of the Study ; 5. Social and Cultural Modifiers of Reporter and Caseworker Determinations; 6. The Sources of Reports; 7. Results of the Study: The State; 8. The Ecological Context of Physical Abuse; 9. The Ecological Context of Sexual Abuse; Epilogue; Appendixes; References; Index
Summary The recognition of child abuse as a troubling social and public health problem along with the documentation required by mandatory reporting laws have made possible the epidemiological investigation of risk factors association with child abuse. Child Abuse in the Deep South is a study of physical and sexual child abuse designed to measure the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the state of Alabama, identify the characteristics of confirmed abuse, and test the hypothesis that community size is a key, predictive variable in the surveillance, reporting, and caseworker determination of abuse
Analysis Alabama Children Abuse Geographical factors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-158) and index
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Subject Child abuse -- Alabama -- Statistics.
Child abuse -- Alabama.
Victims of crimes surveys -- Alabama.
Child Abuse.
Rural Population.
Urban Population.
Alabama -- Rural conditions.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Badger, Lee W., 1943-
University of Alabama. Institute for Social Science Research.
ISBN 0817389857 (electronic bk.)
9780817389857 (electronic bk.)